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Florida professor charged with ‘video voyeurism’ for filming up his students’ skirts

A professor of veterinary science at the University of Florida is under arrest, accused of secretly recording video down the blouses and up the skirts of his female students. On Friday, Don Samuelson was charged with “video voyeurism,” a Florida law that prohibits, among other things, secretly filming people “[f]or…

George Takei leads world’s largest ‘chicken dance’

In Cincinnati this weekend, former Star Trek actor and current Internet celebrity George Takei led what is reported to be the world’s largest chicken dance. Takei was serving as grand marshal of the city’s Oktoberfest festival. According to an interview with WPTV, he didn’t even know he would be required…

Pussy Riot punk on hunger strike to protest ‘death threats,’ slave labor

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest at death threats and what she described as conditions of slave labor at her Russian prison camp. In a letter released to the media, she painted a harrowing picture of the Gulag-style conditions at the penal…

Japanese porn dealers arrested after catalogues sent to police

Six pornography dealers in western Japan have been arrested after mailing their catalogues to the head of Osaka Police Department by mistake, according to local media. Police last week arrested Toshiharu Hidaka, 27, and five other men on suspicion of possessing obscene material with the intent to sell it in…

Snowden ‘wears disguise, in danger’ his lawyer claims

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret address in Russia and sometimes emerges in disguise, although he remains in such danger that even a family visit could endanger his security, his lawyer said Monday. Snowden has avoided all contact with media since arriving in Russia…

Snake on a plane grounds Qantas flight

A tiny snake as slender as a pen forced the grounding of a Japan-bound Qantas flight in the Australian city of Sydney overnight, stranding hundreds of passengers. The non-venomous reptile, about eight inches (20 centimetres) long, was found near the doorway of a Boeing 747-400 bound for Tokyo on Sunday…

Factories ablaze as Bangladesh garment workers protest

Angry Bangladeshi garment workers blocked roads, set factories alight and clashed with police for a third day on Monday as protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of $100 spread outside the capital Dhaka. Abdul Baten, police chief of the Gazipur industrial district near Dhaka which is home to hundreds of…

New HIV infections plummet since 2001

New HIV infections have plummeted by a third overall since 2001 and more than halved among children, the United Nations said on Monday. Globally, 2.3 million people contracted the AIDS virus last year — down 33 percent from 2001, while 260,000 children became infected — over a third fewer than…

Red Cross: 69 dead, 63 missing in Nairobi shopping mall massacre

At least 69 people are confirmed to have been killed and 63 more recorded missing in an ongoing Nairobi shopping mall siege, Kenya Red Cross said Monday. The 63 recorded missing are thought to include both hostages still being held by Islamist militants fighting Kenyan troops inside the complex, as…

S. Korea urges N. Korea to reconsider delay of family reunions

South Korea urged North Korea to review its decision to postpone a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, saying it had “deeply wounded” those chosen to participate. Hundreds of divided family members from both Koreas were scheduled to meet at the North’s Mount Kumgang resort from Wednesday in…

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